Coronavirus death toll reaches 6,782 as daily cases increase by 1,761


Turkey‘s confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,761 in the past 24 hours, and 52 more people have died, taking the death toll to 6,782, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Sept. 8.

Turkey’s total confirmed cases stood at 283,270, according to the infographic Koca shared at Twitter.

Some 1,093 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the minister said.

The total number of recovered cases stood at 253,245.

Koca also said 110,565 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 7,994,029.

The minister also added that while the rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 7.5 percent, the number of seriously ill patients is 1,159.

Hurriyet Daily News


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